WCCC law reform idea featured in Law Society Gazette

The Law society Gazette

On 14 May 2018, the Law Society Gazette shone a spotlight on the current state of fraud enforcement in England & Wales. Its feature ‘Scam Busters’ noted the growing demand for specialist fraud lawyers and recent developments in the area of white collar crime, ranging from legislative development to high-profile cases.

In the piece, the Law Gazette discussed Bright Line Law, established by Jonathan Fisher QC, and its parallel research and analysis arm, The White Collar Crime Centre. It profiled the Centre’s recent law reform working paper ‘Opening Up Civil Recovery to Individuals’ exploring the introduction of a whistleblower incentive framework to fit within the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. On the idea, Jonathan Fisher QC was quoted as saying,

“The key is to prevent any incentives ballooning to a point where they become grotesque and senseless.”

The Law Gazette feature may be accessed here: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/features/scam-busters/5066061.article

The White Collar Crime Centre’s law reform working paper may be accessed here: https://www.brightlinelaw.co.uk/images/2018.03.27_Final.pdf

Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked by the legal directories in Band 1 for Fraud and Proceeds of Crime cases. He is the founder of Bright Line Law specialising in money laundering and fraud litigation and advisory and The White Collar Crime Centre. The Centre explores the developing engagement of criminal law and financial conduct.